John H. Blankenship, age 80, of Nevada, Ohio, passed away on Saturday, October 27, 2018 at 12:34am at the Fairhaven Community in Upper Sandusky.
John was born on February 18, 1938 in Vanceburg, Kentucky, to Fred Sr. and Martha (Stafford) Blankenship, both of whom are deceased. He married Dary Erwin on May 16, 1964 in Nevada, and she survives.
He is also survived by 3 sons: Kevin Johnson of Tiffin, Kelly (Tracy) Johnson of Houston, Texas, Shane Blankenship of Chicago, Illinois, and 2 daughters: Yvonne (Jon) Craig of Knoxville, Tennessee, and Willa (Bob) Norris of Vanceburg, Kentucky. 8 grandchildren: Dustin (Charm) Johnson, Douglas Johnson, Desirae (Cory) Crabtree, Orey Wilson, Dakota Wilson, Isaac Hammond, Sarah Craig, Amelia (Brad) Newman, and 4 great grandchildren, Tayden, Griffen, Garren and Baby Tullie. Along with a brother, Fred (Faye) Blankenship, Jr. of Nevada, and many wonderful nieces, nephews, friends and neighbors.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and 2 infant sons Johnny and Shawn.
John worked as a machinist for General Electric in Bucyrus, retiring in 1999 after 27 years.
For hobbies, he enjoyed collecting replica cars, buying and fixing up homes, spending time at his home and being with his family, along with his 2 cats, Boxer and Tommy.
Funeral services for John Blankenship will be held at 11:00am Thursday, November 1, 2018 at the Lucas-Batton Funeral Home in Upper Sandusky, with Rev. Doral Sharp officiating. Burial will follow at Old Mission Cemetery.
Visitations will be held on Wednesday, October 31, from 4:00pm to 7:00pm at the Lucas-Batton Funeral Home in Upper Sandusky.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Arthritis Foundation or the Diabetes Foundation and can be sent to Lucas-Batton. 476 S. Sandusky Ave. Upper Sandusky, Ohio, 43351.
American Diabetes Foundation
The Arthritis Foundation